BFP notes violations
in school inspection
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Substandard wiring installations, improper housekeeping, and dilapidated structures that are prone to fire, were noted at the Negros Oriental High School in an inspection by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7, in line with Oplan Balik Eskwela, recently.
Supt. Maria Luisa Hadjula, BFP regional director, who was accompanied by Maj. Ranulfo Sayson, Negros Oriental provincial fire marshal; and Maj. William Tacaldo, city fire marshal, in the inspection, said several other violations of the Building and Fire codes were also noted, like the lack of fire extinguishers and the absence of exit doors in most classrooms.
The classrooms only have swing-in entrance doors that are not allowed under the new regulations; portion of the library was used as a kitchen with a gas range; there were exposed wiring connections and obstructions in the doors of two classrooms, she added.
2-day back to school
caravan in Bayawan
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Department of Trade and Industry, in cooperation with the local government of Bayawan City in Negros Oriental, will hold a back-to-school caravan that offers discounted prices on school supplies, uniforms, and other basic commodities, tomorrow and Sunday, in the city.
This will allow parents to avail of school supplies with up to 14 percent discounts for the opening of classes on June 4. Other items have varied low-priced rates, the DTI said.
The caravan in Bayawan City will cater to the southern towns of Negros Oriental or those far from Dumaguete City. The DTI has not yet scheduled a similar activity for the northern areas of the province.